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How To Protect Your Eyes From The Sun And UV Rays

How To Protect Your Eyes From The Sun And UV Rays

If you spend a lot of time outside, you know that the sun can damage your skin and eyes. Uv and sun rays can cause cataracts and other eye problems.

What is UV?

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is electromagnetic radiation from the sun and artificial sources like tanning beds and welding torches. It has shorter wavelengths than visible light, making it invisible to the naked eye. But UV radiation can harm the eyes, causing cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. That's why it's important to wear sunglasses or contact lenses with UV protection when outdoors and avoid looking directly at the sun.

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How Can The Sun Damage My Skin?

The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) radiation that can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. UV radiation is a known human carcinogen; exposure to it can cause skin cancer, premature ageing, and other serious health problems.

The 2 most common types of skin cancers are basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer. They typically form on the head, face, neck, hands and arms, where we are most exposed to UV radiation.

Most melanomas, another type of skin cancer, are also caused by exposure to UV radiation. Therefore, it is important to wear sunscreen and protective clothing outdoors and avoid tanning beds.

How Can The Sun Damage My Eyes?

The sun is the primary source of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV radiation is a major risk factor for several eye conditions, including cataracts, macular degeneration, and pinguecula. Protecting your eyes from the sun is important by wearing sunglasses or a hat with a brim outdoors.

The sun can damage your eyes by causing cataracts and other eye problems. It can also cause blindness.

How Can I Protect My Eyes From The Sun?

There are a few things that you can do to protect your eyes from the sun. First, you should wear sunglasses when you are outside. Second, you should avoid direct sunlight when you are wearing sunscreen. And last, you should have your eyes checked every year to make sure that they are healthy.

With Vision Direct Club, We have sunglasses from many collections, including Olivio & Co, A lightweight and stylish collection suitable for all ages. 



It’s important to be aware of the effects of UV on the eyes and to take steps to protect yourself. Regular eye examinations annually for eye health screenings allow the eye care professional to advise on the changes and manage the conditions appropriately. 

With Vision Direct Club, we have highly skilled mobile optometrists that can provide comprehensive eye examinations at your preferred location! You can find your prescription glasses, contact lenses, and lens solution through the mobile eye clinic. 

We make getting your eye care solutions simple; your prescription will be available in your account after the visit with the mobile optometrists through the mobile eye clinic.  

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